After a dry day, our attention turns to another wet and wintry system that will be here beginning tonight. First, rain will be heavy for southern KY starting late this evening and continuing overnight until a change-over to snow takes shape before dawn. Rain totals look to be between a quarter to half inch for areas along and north of I-64 while south of I-64 locations are looking at closer to 1 inch of rain. This will keep the ground very soggy into Monday morning.
Now for the snow part: surface temperatures should dip down to the mid 30s overnight which will allow for enough cooling of the atmosphere to change some of the moisture over to snow as it rolls through eastern KY especially. Higher terrain areas are more apt to see slushy accumulations around 1 inch or slightly more. Southern KY is also likely to pick up some wet snow as well...again, totals shouldn't exceed 1 inch. As of now, Lexington is looking at only a coating at best and that will be on the grass. Roads should be fine for traveling Monday morning due to their saturation from rain plus low temperatures not dropping down to freezing. The past few days of highs in the 60s will also help with keeping the snow off the roads as well, but watch the places that tend to freeze first like bridges and overpasses. Once we get past this system, we're looking at some sun mixed with clouds later Monday and through Tuesday. Our next wintry system will move in Wednesday.